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September 4, 2010 in Ballets and Choreographers
Thank you for posting this.
This pas de deux was first seen at the Royal Opera House in a performance of the opera "Die Fledermaus" on 31 December 1977,performed by Merle Park and Wayne Eagling.
It was revived(and revised)in a ballet programme in the Spring of 1981 at the Royal Opera House. I have fond memories of this performance both in the opera and of a number of performances they gave later in a mixed ballet programme.
This pas de deux was later danced by Mara Galeazzi and Vyacheslav Samodurov.
Alina Cojocaru and Kobborg bring wit, charm and warmth to this performance with some wonderful momements by Cojocaru that lift the spirit, recalling earlier choreography made for Dame Margot Fonteyn.
This couple also danced the pas de deux at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York in 2004 in a performance of "Die Fledermaus."
Thank you for posting this lovely clip!! I have been looking for that pas de deux on youtube ever since I saw Kobborg and Cojocaru peforming it at the Bournonville Birthday Celebration in August 2005 in Copenhagen.